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Emily Brightwell

(Cheryl Arguile)
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aka Cheryl Lanham, Sarah Temple

Emily Brightwell is the pen name of Cheryl Arguile. She is the author of all twenty-three published titles in her Victorian murder mystery series, The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries.

Emily Brightwell lives in Southern California. She has also written romance novels as Sarah Temple and Young Adult novels as Cheryl Lanham.

Genres: Cozy Mystery, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Romance, Romance
Mrs Jeffries
   1. The Inspector and Mrs Jeffries (1993)
   2. Mrs Jeffries Dusts For Clues (1993)
   3. The Ghost and Mrs Jeffries (1993)
   4. Mrs Jeffries Takes Stock (1994)
   5. Mrs Jeffries On the Ball (1994)
   6. Mrs Jeffries On the Trail (1995)
   7. Mrs Jeffries Plays the Cook (1995)
   8. Mrs Jeffries and the Missing Alibi (1996)
   9. Mrs Jeffries Stands Corrected (1996)
   10. Mrs Jeffries Takes the Stage (1997)
   11. Mrs Jeffries Questions the Answer (1997)
   12. Mrs Jeffries Reveals Her Art (1998)
   13. Mrs Jeffries Takes the Cake (1998)
   14. Mrs Jeffries Rocks the Boat (1999)
   15. Mrs Jeffries Weeds the Plot (2000)
   16. Mrs Jeffries Pinches the Post (2001)
   17. Mrs Jeffries Pleads Her Case (2003)
   18. Mrs Jeffries Sweeps the Chimney (2004)
   19. Mrs. Jeffries Stalks the Hunter (2004)
   20. Mrs. Jeffries and the Silent Knight (2005)
   21. Mrs. Jeffries Appeals the Verdict (2006)
   22. Mrs Jeffries and the Best Laid Plans (2007)
   23. Mrs Jeffries and the Feast of St. Stephen (2007)
   24. Mrs Jeffries Holds the Trump (2008)
   25. Mrs Jeffries in the Nick of Time (2009)
   26. Mrs Jeffries and the Yuletide Weddings (2009)
   27. Mrs. Jeffries Speaks Her Mind (2010)
   28. Mrs. Jeffries Forges Ahead (2011)
   29. Mrs. Jeffries and the Mistletoe Mix-Up (2011)
   30. Mrs. Jeffries Defends Her Own (2012)
   31. Mrs. Jeffries Turns the Tide (2013)
   32. Mrs. Jeffries and the Merry Gentlemen (2013)
   33. Mrs. Jeffries and the One Who Got Away (2015)
   34. Mrs. Jeffries Wins the Prize (2016)
   35. Mrs. Jeffries Rights a Wrong (2017)
   36. Mrs. Jeffries and the Three Wise Women (2017)
   37. Mrs. Jeffries Delivers the Goods (2019)
   38. Mrs. Jeffries and the Alms of the Angel (2019)
   39. Mrs. Jeffries Demands Justice (2021)
   40. Mrs. Jeffries and the Midwinter Murders (2021)
   41. Mrs. Jeffries Aims to Win (2023)
   Kindred Spirits (1990) (as by Sarah Temple)
   Lifeline (1991) (as by Sarah Temple)
   The Liberation of Layla (1992) (as by Sarah Temple)
Series contributed to
Dear Diary (as by Cheryl Lanham)
   2. Remember Me (1996)
   5. Dying Young (2000)
   6. Fighting Back (2000)
Tear Jerkers (as by Cheryl Lanham)
   5. Second Best (1996)
Life at Sixteen (as by Cheryl Lanham)
   2. Good Intentions (1998)
   3. No Guarantees (1997)
   4. Second Best (1997)
Emily Brightwell recommends
Murder Has No Class (2010)
(Bellehaven House Mystery, book 3)
Rebecca Kent
"Wonderful storytelling, a delightful sleuth, and a charming Edwardian England setting."
A Lack of Temperance (2011)
(Hattie Davish Mysteries, book 1)
Anna Loan-Wilsey
"A wonderful read from a welcome addition to the genre. This one shouldn't be"
The Counterfeit Lady (2014)
(Victorian Bookshop Mystery, book 2)
Kate Parker
"An engaging heroine."
Murder in Mayfair (2017)
(Atlas Catesby Mystery, book 1)
D M Quincy
"D. M. Quincys Murder in Mayfair is a quite simply, a great read. The author brings the English Regency vividly to life with a beautifully plotted mystery, a strong sense of place and wonderful characters. Im already eager to read the next Atlas Catesby adventure!"
The Butterfly Conspiracy (2018)
(Merriweather & Royston Mystery, book 1)
Vivian Conroy
"The Butterfly Conspiracy has everything a reader could want, great characters, a smart heroine and most of all a compelling plot that will keep you turning the pages."
Felicity Carrol and the Perilous Pursuit (2019)
(Felicity Carrol Mystery, book 1)
Patricia Marcantonio
"A must read. It has it all, an intelligent heroine, a compelling plot and plenty of Victorian atmosphere to keep you entertained to the very last page."
The Vanished Bride (2019)
(Bronte Sisters Mystery, book 1)
Bella Ellis
"The Vanished Bride hooks you from the first page with intricate characters, a wonderful plot and best of all, an amazing sense of time and place. I look forward to reading Ms. Ellis's next adventure of the Brontë Sisters."
Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders (2019)
(Air Warden Mystery, book 1)
Tessa Arlen
"Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders is a WWII gem of a novel with such a strong sense of time and place, you feel like you're there. Filled with characters you'll want to meet again, it's a compelling mystery that grabs the reader from the very beginning! A must-read for fans of historical fiction."

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